Area Sports

Grenada Predators fall in North Finals

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor The Grenada Predators found themselves on the door step of the 12-year-old overall state tournament Sunday. They had two games to get one win to advance. The all stars from Lafayette County won games 7-2 and 11-10 to claim the title. Despite the losses, head coach Kevin Melton has informed…

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Local all-star team wins East State Championship

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor In what may have been one of the oddest ways to win a state championship, the Grenada Recreation All-Stars took advantage of a pitching rule to win the East State Championship. Grenada faced Newton County in the finals Saturday. It was the third game of the day for the team…

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Grenada Cubs win state tournament

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor The Grenada Cubs put on an offensive display in winning the Dizzy Dean 14-year old state championship Sunday at Flowers-Perry Park. Rod Washington’s team was an offensive machine for five games scoring a total of 78 run cruising to a perfect 5-0 mark including a 16-5 win over Lil Jimmy…

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TNT Fury captures tournament title

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor TNT Fury, a nine-under team made up of seven players from Grenada and three from other towns, recently won a 36-team tournament in Missouri. After a slow start of just one win in pool play, the Fury cruised through bracket play to win the title. Pool Play The opening game…

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Raiderettes going through growth pains

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor Growing pains. When using the term in athletics, you are usually talking about a young, inexperienced team. This is the case for the Kirk Academy Raiderettes as they began summer work in anticipation for the 2018-19 season. Robin Chastain, who was hired when Amy Denley stepped down as head coach…

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Grenada football continues workouts

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor Games are won in the offseason. Football coaches swear by this statement. Grenada High School eighth-year head coach Ashley Kuhn finished spring practice with 88 players. Thus far, the veteran coach has averaged 70 a day at the three-day-a-week summer workouts. “This is the time of the season when we…

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Henderson deserves shot at MSU job

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor Most people who know me are very aware of my love for college baseball. We just finished the super regionals. Boy, were they super! Of the eight series played, only two of them were two game sweeps. The other six went to a deciding game with three of those games…

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Talley, Rose win race

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor A total of 66 people took part in the annual Thunder on Water 8K run/5K walk held Saturday at Grenada Lake. Octavio Talley and Morgan Claire Rose were the male and female overall winners at the event. Talley finished the run with a time of 31:50.6. Rose was the winner…

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Moring pitches Braves to win

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor The rain was the story this past Thursday at the Grenada Youth League. All action was postponed. Teams were able to get games played Friday despite wet conditions. Tuesday’s game are in jeopardy due to rain. 11-12 boys Tanner Moring earned the win as the Braves edged the Rebels 7-6.…

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Crew Chiefs outscore Stars

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor It was a wild shootout Monday in the girls 7-8 girls league at the Grenada Youth League. The Crew Chiefs used homeruns from Claire Thomas and Olivia Lee to outscore the Stars 16-13. K.J. Starnes finished with three doubles. Kylie Smith had a single and a triple. Hayden Connerley played…

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